Wednesday, November 12, 2014

The Boss

So, at the Concert for Valor, Bruce Springsteen and Dave Grohl sang "Fortunate Son".

And conservatives went apeshit.

I think it shouldn't need saying but here it is anyway: The troops != the war (or the government). Perhaps the best way to honor veterans and their courage is not to squander them and it. And "I Ain't No Fortunate Son" probably catches troops pretty well.

You can watch a fan-shot video here... and the crowd was into it.

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At 11:21 AM, November 13, 2014 Anonymous Kathie had this to say...

Did conservatives complain when composer John Fogerty sang "Fortunate Son" at the White House's Veterans' Day concert recently aired on PBS? (I know, I know, they don't watch PBS).

(Even more amazing was several years ago when Fogerty sang "Fortunate Son" at a Ford's Theater concert at which Al Gore -- a Senator's son, no less! -- who served in Vietnam was guest of honor. Didn't hear any right-wing complaints then, either).

At 11:40 AM, November 13, 2014 Blogger The Ridger, FCD had this to say...

No, they didn't. Of course, they all think Bruce Springsteen is somehow one of them - the number of them who don't understand "Born in the USA" is amazing. Also, probably the fact that this was HBO on the Mall, not PBS in the White House, had something to do with it. Plus The Troops!

(And Benghazi, I expect)


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